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Lambic brewing year 3, plus Lambic blending year 2 and Framboise

It’d been far too long since I posted an update to this blog. Apologies for that, but I’m finally getting around to writing up some of the progress in the Lambic project. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since the first brew. Lambic project activities have become one of my favorite traditions. What could be […]

Lambic brew day, year 2, plus year 1 Lambic blending and bottling, and year 1 Kriek

I can hardly believe it’s been over a year since we committed our first batch of Lambic to the barrel. This time, things are a little more intense, as now we need to blend off 1 barrel the first batch of 1 year Lambic, brew Lambic for year two, AND rack off for Kriek to […]

My Pressure Racking Cane

There’s been interest from a few people in the design of my pressure racking cane, so I decided to post it so hopefully it can be of use to others. Like many of my DIY projects this one started with simple necessity. I had a couple situations where either racking under pressure for sanitation reasons, […]

Lambic Project 6 Month Tasting

When you are involved in long ongoing beer projects, the typical situation of beers seeming to take forever to complete (even though you’re waiting at most a month), get’s turned around and things move much faster than you’re prepared for. (Hence my ridiculously late Sour Brown bottling earlier in the year) The Lambic Project is […]

Lambic Brew Days 2 and 3

Every blog post probably shouldn’t start with how bad at blogging I am, but here goes… I have endless things I could say about this all, but the act of typing it all out, uploading photos, dealing with annoying software etc, is barrier enough to make my time between posts oscillate between, “maybe i’m do […]

My Solera Sour Brown Ale, Featured on Basic Brewing Radio

I recently did two things that I would typically never do, and that is sending out beers for complete strangers to review, and then being interviewed about said beers for the world to hear. The former is largely because I typically eschew competition, and the second because it’s horrifying to hear my speaking voice played […]

1st Lambic brew day

We all knew that this was going to be a trying brew day going into it. We were going to be using a big brewing system we’d never used before, and there were any number of unknowns at the start that we’d have to sort out throughout the course of the day. But no one […]

How we will be producing our Lambic

The more I think about it, the more difficult it is to compose the series of posts around the Lambic Project. For one, I’ve put so much thought and research into it, that it’s hard to talk about one aspect without mentioning all the others. So apologies if some of these posts contain redundant info, […]

Lambic Starters, Batch 2

I’m in the process of brewing yeast/bacteria starters for our Lambic barrels. A couple weeks ago, I brewed a batch and fermented it with the same strain that two of our other barrel projects use. It’s shown itself to be a strong fermenter and to carry the proper balance of microbes to produce funk and […]

Saison du Mysterié

I suppose it happens to every homebrewer at some point, you go buy a bunch of ingredients for a specific beer, with all the care and planning you usually do, but at some point it sits in your grain storage, and is forgotten about completely. Well, in this case not completely… I knew I needed to […]